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Alluringly aromatic and delightful, Muscat never takes itself too seriously. Muscat is actually an umbrella name for a diverse set of grapes, some of which are genetically related and some of which, are not. The two most important versions are the noble, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, and Muscat of Alexandria, thought to be a progeny of the former. Both are grown throughout the world and can be made in a wide range of styles from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and even fortified. Muscat is well-known in Italy's Piedmont region (where it goes by Moscato) mainly as Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sparkling, semi-sweet, refreshing wine low in alcohol. On the Iberian peninsula, it goes by Moscatel, not to be confused with Bordeaux's Muscadelle, which is acutally unrelated.

Tasting Notes for Muscat

Muscat makes a dry, sweet or sparkling white wine. Regardless, Muscat wines always possess marked aromatics of rose petal, jasmine, honeysuckle or orange blosson. These wines can have flavors of peach, pear, Meyer lemon, orange and lychee, often with a hint of sweet spice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Muscat

Muscat is a perfect match for Asian cuisine and other spicy foods. Off-dry Muscat can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.

Sommelier Secrets for Muscat

Muscat is one of the oldest known grape varieties, dating as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Pliny the Elder wrote in the 13th century of a sweet, perfumed grape variety so attractive to bees that he referred to it as uva apiana, or “grape of the bees.” Most likely, he was describing one of the Muscat varieties.

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  • Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d'Asti La Serra 2006 Front Label
    Marchesi di Gresy Moscato d'Asti La Serra 2006
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2006 Front Label
      Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2006
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2006 Front Label
        Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2006
        Muscat from Italy
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        • La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2006 Front Label
          La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2006
          Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Gutierrez de la Vega Casta Diva Cosecha Miel (500 ml) 2006 Front Label
            Gutierrez de la Vega Casta Diva Cosecha Miel (500 ml) 2006
            Muscat from Spain
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            • Fontanafredda Moncucco Moscato d'Asti 2006 Front Label
              Fontanafredda Moncucco Moscato d'Asti 2006
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Torres Vina Esmeralda 2006 Front Label
                Torres Vina Esmeralda 2006
                Muscat from Spain
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                • Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro (375ML half-bottle) 2006 Front Label
                  Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro (375ML half-bottle) 2006
                  Muscat from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato (500ML) 2006 Front Label
                    Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato (500ML) 2006
                    Muscat from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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                  • Les Cretes Les Abeilles 2006 Front Label
                    Les Cretes Les Abeilles 2006
                    Muscat from Valle d'Aosta, Italy
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                  • St. Supery Moscato 2006 Front Label
                    St. Supery Moscato 2006
                    Muscat from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d'Asti 2006 Front Label
                      Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d'Asti 2006
                      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                      • Bonny Doon Ca' Del Solo Muscat 2006  Front Label
                        Bonny Doon Ca' Del Solo Muscat 2006
                        Muscat from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                        • Vignalta Alpianae Fior d'Arancio Passito 2006 Front Label
                          Vignalta Alpianae Fior d'Arancio Passito 2006
                          Muscat from Veneto, Italy
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                          • Abraxas Vigne di Pantelleria Sicilia Kuddia delle Ginestre Bianco 2006 Front Label
                            Abraxas Vigne di Pantelleria Sicilia Kuddia delle Ginestre Bianco 2006
                            Muscat from Sicily, Italy
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                            • Rizzi Frimaio Vendemmia Tardiva 2006 Front Label
                              Rizzi Frimaio Vendemmia Tardiva 2006
                              Muscat from Piedmont, Italy
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                              • Baglio di Pianetto Ra'is Moscato di Noto 2006 Front Label
                                Baglio di Pianetto Ra'is Moscato di Noto 2006
                                Muscat from Sicily, Italy
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                                • Vignale di Cecilia Folia 2006 Front Label
                                  Vignale di Cecilia Folia 2006
                                  Muscat from Veneto, Italy
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                                  • Eberle Canelli Muscat 2006  Front Label
                                    Eberle Canelli Muscat 2006
                                    Muscat from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                                    • Sister Creek Vineyards Muscat Canelli 2006 Front Label
                                      Sister Creek Vineyards Muscat Canelli 2006
                                      Muscat from Texas, Other U.S.
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                                      • Robert Hall Margaret's Vineyard Orange Muscat 2006  Front Label
                                        Robert Hall Margaret's Vineyard Orange Muscat 2006
                                        Muscat from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                                        • Domaine de Blanes Muscat de Rivesaltes 2006 Front Label
                                          Domaine de Blanes Muscat de Rivesaltes 2006
                                          Muscat from Muscat de Rivesaltes, Roussillon, South of France, France
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                                          • Domaine Weinbach Muscat Reserve 2006 Front Label
                                            Domaine Weinbach Muscat Reserve 2006
                                            Muscat from Alsace, France
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                                            • Sutter Home Moscato 2006 Front Label
                                              Sutter Home Moscato 2006
                                              Muscat from California
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                                              • Cascina Castlet Avie Moscato 2006 Front Label
                                                Cascina Castlet Avie Moscato 2006
                                                Muscat from Piedmont, Italy
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